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Moment Van Overshoots Toll Booth And Barrier Whacks Group On Roof

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

This is the funny moment a van loaded with people overshoots the toll booth and the automatic barrier repeatedly swings down on the group’s heads.

The incident was filmed in the city of Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana, and was shared on social media by the local traffic police.

A group of people sitting on the roof of a van was clobbered on the head by an automatic barrier at a toll booth.

Truck with people gets hit by a barrier at the toll plaza in Telangana, India, in July 2021. (@CYBTRAFFIC/Newsflash)

The driver of the van accelerated too much and overshot the booth before coming to a stop.

As a result, the automatic barrier kept lowering and raising onto the group’s heads.

The traffic police posted the video with the message: “Rash driving and carrying people in a goods carriage is always dangerous.”

Truck with people gets hit by a barrier at the toll plaza in Telangana, India, in July 2021. (@CYBTRAFFIC/Newsflash)

In the footage, an orange lorry is seen passing through the toll booth before a van with around half a dozen people on the roof’s loading area revs up to the booth.

However, after overshooting the stopping point, the barrier repeatedly lowers onto the group, with one man at the front bearing the brunt of it.

Twitter user ‘Radha Krishna rk’ commented: “We understand everyone has to have a living but carrying people in a goods vehicle is an offence and people should avoid it. A lot of people lost their life. Passengers and driver should be punished/fined. Let’s follow traffic rules and be safe.”

Michael Leidig

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